On October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country in the world – after Uruguay – to legalize cannabis for recreational use. However, even with legalization, there are still strict rules and regulations surrounding the transportation of cannabis.
Most people know that travelling with cannabis internationally could result in serious legal troubles and criminal penalties both in Canada and abroad, but even between provinces, there are rules that cannabis users should be aware of and abide by to stay out of trouble.
First, you must be of legal age. The ages vary by province and territory, but 21 or older is legal across the country.
When travelling with cannabis within Canada, it is imperative to keep it in its original packaging. Only cannabis purchased legally can be transported legally so packaging that outlines the THC and CBD content will demonstrate that the product was purchased from a legal source.
The amount of cannabis you can possess also varies across provinces and territories and travellers must abide by the legal carrying limit.